At Kids Care Dental Group, the dentists make kids comfortable by using a variety of gentle, dental techniques. Toddlers and teenagers of all ages frequent the office, where skilled dentists accomodate their needs in a comforting environment. Screens on the walls and ceiling let little patrons play video games and watch movies to help them relax during their visit.
Clint Robinson's U.S. Air Force duty took him around the world, but it was his time in South Korea that made the biggest mark. There, he learned the art of tae kwon do—and the positive fitness and values associated with it. When he returned to the states and left the Air Force, it didn't take long for him to found his own martial-arts school. More than 40 years and 19 locations later, Robinson's Taekwondo continues to thrive on the same principles on which Clint founded his business: excellence, personal attention, and tradition. He now counts children's, adult, and family programs as part of his curriculum. With continued training, students of all ages not only hone their fitness, but also improve their mental sharpness, self-confidence, and discipline.
Massage might be the only form of treatment offered at New Happy Day Spa, but that's not to say that the studio's clients don't have options. Traditionalists can stick to Swedish massage, made more fluid by the use of oils. Deep-tissue massage often gets a helping hand from warmed basalt stones, which loosen areas of tension and calm the nervous system. The spa's resident massage therapists have another mode of targeting aches: the Chinese art of reflexology, which uses a pressure-point map of the feet in an attempt to stimulate healing throughout the body and banish phantom socks.
After a car accident left Carol with several herniated disks in her neck and upper spine, doctors advised not to seek massage or chiropractic treatment. Instead, she solicited a reiki master to ease her pain. Since then, Carol has continued relying on alternative therapies for her health, many of which she practices on her own patients at NRGize with Carol. Her reiki sessions soothe bodies with 45 to 60 minutes of hands-on bodywork, and her chakra-balancing treatments harness the energies found in essential oils and colored rocks to help visitors overcome issues such as anxiety, procrastination, and blocked creativity. Essential oils also becalm spines during raindrop therapies and enhance moods during aromatherapies. Along with her in-studio work, Carol's clearing sessions enrich the energies in homes and offices more effectively than replacing all family members and coworkers with potted plants.
In 1947, John B. “Bing” Maloney saw that the city of Sacramento had a golfing problem, and that he, as the superintendent of the city's recreation department, could fix it. The problem lay not with men shirking their familial responsibilities to squeeze in a round, nor with pastors cutting their sermons short in order to join their congregations on the range. Rather, the city's “principal problem,” as he called it, stemmed from the fact that the only existing course was a measly, overcrowded 9-hole layout—a disservice to the golfers of the community, who wanted a bona fide 18-hole loop. He took the matter up with city officials, presenting such a watertight case that they unanimously voted to not only build a new course, but name it after him. Thanks to Mr. Maloney's political strategizing and the design input of M.J. McDonaugh, former associate of the legendary course architect Alister MacKenzie, Bing Maloney Golf Course opened in 1952.
Today, the 125-acre site welcomes golfers with wide fairways lined with stately oak trees and the placid ambiance of mid-century golf-course design. Golfers encounter water just once, on the third tee box, where they must make a choice between flying the pond to reach the green 140 yards away or inventing a golf-ball-sized rocket pack. After a round, players can address newfound kinks in their game at the lighted practice area, which includes a putting green and a 40-station driving range with real grass tee boxes.
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Dr. Le and his staff at Stonelake Dental create a relaxed and stress-free environment for patients, whether they’re visiting for general, cosmetic, or restorative dental treatments. Throughout the office, warm colors soothe the senses and gentle music plays while a waterfall trickles and TVs in each room help pass the time. To ensure proper care, they also utilize the latest technology, such as computer-aided dentistry and digital x-rays that reduce exposure to radiation. Furthermore, they accommodate busy patients with Saturday office hours.